We are evaluating a number of different CAD artists - and have found that making models that are easy for setters to work with is key. That said, we're still working on understanding the most common mistakes.
For the setters out there, what are the signs of great CAD work as it relates to stone setting? What are pet peeves in lesser CAD?
As mentioned in Cad operator who understands stone setting, it's ideal to have a CAD artist with setting and bench experience. In practice, we've found that deep setting understanding is rare, but with a bit of guidance, CAD artists can learn.